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Lose important hanging space with poor product materials
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 May 2020
Emuca 7086311 Pull down hanging wardrobe rail, adjustable 830-1150mm, chrome finish
I bought three of these and these are my reasons for advising you NOT to buy them.. The idea is fantastic but practically a right waste of time and space.
On deciding to rip out a wardrobe that had dead space near the ceiling, I decided to fit three of these into the three upper new hanging areas.
All three spaces had 36 inches of available space and these seemed a perfect product so that the rail can go higher, lifting the clothes from the lower rail of clothes.
On fitting them it was immediately obvious that these devices actually cut down on the actual physical hanging space available. This is due to the size of the bracket that attaches to the wall and space divider, or between space dividers. The pull down rod attaches to the hanging rail but needs 2 inches of space to do so.
From what should have been 36 inches of hanging rail, the bracket and pull down rod reduce this space to 28 inches of hanging rail. That missing 8 inches is a massive waste, I suggest you measure your wardrobe and see what you can fit in 8inches of rail and you will see that you’re going to have to have a clear out.
Once you’ve fitted them you will find that when you pull the rail down, it sits parallel to the floor and the rail sits on a small edge of the bracket. You would have to have a limited weight of clothes for this not to be an issue. If like my wife and I, you have more clothes on your rail than expected, the weight of the rail will cause this small edge to crack. They use such naff plastic on these brackets that it can’t take the weight. I bought 6 ‘L’ shaped brackets from B&Q and screwed them to the outmost part of the section divider to help take the weight of the bar. Ideally, the bracket should either be made of metal or have a small metal attachment on the bracket that the rail can sit on.
Avoid these if possible.